Reputable Oyster 485 Bluewater Passage Maker
A lot of boats use the term 'Bluewater' loosely. Oyster Yachts is not one of those builders. Discerning buyers looking for a solidly built platform for extended passage making, even around the world voyages, will know what the Oyster name evokes.
With a build quality second to none, each being individually custom built, the Oyster Yachts' hulls are designed and engineered to take you anywhere, safely. They are laid up to Lloyds design specification and feature a heavy displacement hull with Single skin hull construction, which eliminates the need for a balsa or foam core and allows for repairs to be made easily.
The 485 features a very roomy and functional 3 cabin + 2 head layout with plenty of natural light from the deck saloon windows. A convenient crew quarters cabin with double bunks is a useful space for crew, or can easily be converted to excess storage or a laundry room. Featuring a sizable Galley with ample counter top space and plenty of holds for cooking during passage. The master stateroom abounds with storage and comfort with an island queen bed, as well as a separate shower stall in the aft head.
Ushuaia is sloop rigged with in-mast furling which makes short handed sailing a breeze. An inner forestay has been added for flying a storm jib.
This Oyster 485 comes nicely equipped with key cruising equipment including:
- Water maker
- Bow thruster
- 6kw generator
- Self steering wind vane
- SSB radio with modem
- Heavy duty stainless davits
- AB 11' foot hard bottom dinghy with 9.9hp outboard
- Dual alternators
- 3 bladed feathering Variprop with rope cutter on shaft
- Two A/C and Reverse Cycle heat units
- Skeg-hung rudder and keel stepped mast
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The Oyster 485 features six berths in three cabins. The lighty and airy interior is constructed of Cherry Wood and Alcantara upholstery.
Forward Cabin - V-berth with an infill piece and cushion, a vanity table, overhead lockers and a hanging locker
Crews Quarters/Cabin - to port - features upper and lower bunks, a vanity unit and hanging locker.
Head - features Jabsco toilets with vanity sink, shower. Flat panel Almondine surfaces and Avonite seat covers to toilets.
Saloon - large oval table and curved settee with a trotter box and lee cloth. Loose fit seat covers for saloon seating in Lanverra Dimout. Bookshelves are fitted in the starboard hull port recesses. Outboard, to port and starboard in the saloon are a pair of lockers and a shelf central to the hullport. The bar unit is located at the starboard forward end of the saloon. This offers accommodation of glass and bottle storage and has an automatic door light. The aft starboard locker is fitted out for cooking equipment, with the door opening on the galley side.
Navigation Station - to port. Computer at chart table with docking station. Large Raymarine E120 chartplotter/repeater. Autopilot remote, wireless.
Galley - Force 10 FT 645PR four burner stove with grill and over. The counter tops are in blue mist Avonite. Double stainless steel sinks. Seagull water purification system and faucet. 24v Grunert DC75 stainless steel front opening fridge/freezer. Handy teak knife holder integrated the kitchen counter top. Microwave oven.
Aft Cabin - A sizeable centerline double berth, island queen bed with curved settee, dressing table and large hanging locker. There is ample drawer and locker space.
Ensuite heads - Jabsco Head, vanity with sink, and separate stand in shower stall. Surfaces are Almondine with Avonite toilet seat lids.
24 volt electrical ships supply
110 Mains AC with 3 double outlets
50amp shorepower connection in stern
Batteries dedicated to engine start (180amp hours @12v)
Batteries dedicated to house system (460amp hours @24v)
Batteries dedicated to generator start (88amp hours @12v)
Masterlink 20 battery control monitor
Mastervolt 110v MASS 24/100a charger with temp sensor
Mastervolt 110v MASS inverter 24/1500w
Electric solenoid gas valve in galley
Sirius Weather System
Raystar 120 GPS
ST 60 & ST 80 Mulit Display Instruments in cockpit and nav station
Radome - 48nm range
Autopilot Control Unit (ST6000 )
Furuno Navtex Receiver NX300
Icom M710RT with remote mic in cockpit
Iridium SatNav Antena
Wave Wifi Booster
ICOM M710RT SSB
Some of the rigging was replaced between 2007 - 2008. Items such as Shrouds and Backstay. Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster replaced in 2013.
The Genoa is a Doyle D4 Aramid high performance offshore cruising sail that was purchased in 2007. This type of sail is designed to maintain great shape right up until the end of its life.
The Main Sail, while not original has done a lot of nautical miles. It's still capable but needs servicing. The primary power/pull for this boat, from discussing it with sailmakers, is the genoa.
Storm Jib and Trysail very lightly used and stored on board
Spinnaker - Parasailor - purchased in 2007 only used during sea trials. The Sail is stored in Newport. All of the blocks and lines have also never been used other than the for the sea trial and are stored at home. The spinnaker pole which was purchased in 2007 isn’t used for the Parasailor, it was added to pole out the Genoa.
Working Jib - Purchased in 2007 from Doyle and like new. This sail is hanked-on to the removable inner forestay. It’s a high aspect sail and was designed to be used offshore during sustained periods of high winds, of 30-35kts or more, but not at the point of needing the Storm Jib. Essentially to provide better shape in strong winds then a heavily furled Genoa and also to prolong the life of the Genoa.
Yanmar 4JH2-DTBE 88hp 4cylinder diesel with 3500 hours (Sept 2019)
Aquadrive 20200 coupling
SPW 3 bladed 22'' feathering Variprop
Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on shaft
Vetus 8kw tunnel bow thruster
Onan 6kw, 110v generator with 969 hours
Marineair reverse cycle A/C and Heat units, 12,000 BTU and 16,000 BTU
Grunert DC75 Stainless Fridge Freezer with front access
Auto engine room fire extinguishing system, with auto engine shutdown, visible and audio alarms and override on engine start
Tankage is ample on the Oyster 485.
Fuel: 198 Gallons in a GRP tank
Water: 145 Gallons in a GRP tank
Hot Water: 12 Gallons in Grade 1 Copper tank
Includes tank tender monitor for fuel and water tanks
Stainless Steel gravity discharge holding tanks
Whitall Davits - Stainless Steel (440lb)
Stainless Steel Bruce Anchor with 230' chain
Fortress anchor with nylon and chain rode
Lewmar Ocean 2 windlass
Lewmar winches - #40 self tailing for main halyard, #40 self tailing for genoa halyard. Two - #58 electric primaries.
Lewmar large opening portlight from galley into cockpit with curtain
Lewmar hatches. Gebo Hull ports and Metal fly screens.
Rigid Aluminium fly screens for forward opening windows.
Quarter pushpit seats on stern
Reinforced large teak outboard bracket on aft section of pushpit
Gates in lifelines
Transom ladder with teak treads
Teak toe rail
Fresh water deck shower mounted in transom
Bimini acrylic cover in Azure blue. Storage cover in Azure blue also.
Sprayhood/dodger with grab handle on aft face of dodger rail
Metal fly screens for all ports
Whitlock instrument cluster on pedestal to house auto-pilot, bow thruster, and master view display. Radar repeater mounted on pod over pedestal.
Foredeck stowage locker with hatch
Oiled teak cockpit table
Outboard motor hoist on aft deck
Freshwater deck wash in anchor locker
Dinghy - AB Inflatable with fiberglass bottom, 11'
Johnson 9.9 hp outboard
Fenders and lines
Oyster Crockery and Cutlery
Mugrack for 8 mugs
Oceanair screens for all hatches including the heads
Fly screens to forward opening saloon windows
Main companionway fly screens
Hella fans x 4
Heyco tool kit
Custom fitted sheets and blankets
Several sets of foul weather gear
Offshore life jackets
2 propane tanks
Selden Visiball 2 radar reflector at mast head
Life raft - 8 man - Lifeguard
Bilge pumps - automatic, electric and manual
EPIRB with GPS interface
Abandon ship bag with EPIRB and handheld GPS
Lifesling MOB recovery system
Safety harnesses, jack lines, and tethers
MOB floating strobe light
Eight inflatable life vests
Emergency tiller steering
The Oyster 485 is a well-proportioned yacht that looks good from any angle and offers a combination of excellent performance, ease of handling, and real comfort. Like all Oysters the 485 features a deck saloon configuration creating a light, airy saloon and unbeatable ventilation. The 485 is well proven as a blue water cruiser, with numerous ocean crossings and at least one circumnavigation to her credit. The 485 has a low center of gravity, high performance bulb keel, and a fully-protected skeg-hung rudder. Performance was demonstrated in an Olympic triangle race during Antigua Race Week, when two 485s led the fleet and showed tremendous speed, particularly to windward. The standard sloop rig is set up with a conventional spar with a fully-battened mainsail and lazy jacks for ease of handling. The majority of these yachts have been fitted with in-mast furling, which enables all sail handling functions to be undertaken from the cockpit. For performance-orientated sailors whose cruising area is away from the boisterous trade winds of the Caribbean we also offer a sport rig with taller sailplan, which is ideal for cruising areas where light airs predominate. The Oyster 485 has a spacious owner's stateroom aft featuring a centerline berth which makes the cabin feel light and airy, particularly in warm climates. This stateroom also incorporates a large head within which is a separate stall shower. Forward there's the usual Oyster-type "walkthrough" galley, which is ideally located within easy reach of the cockpit and saloon. Both sides of the galley incorporate counter space and ventilation is assured with a number of adjacent opening ports. The saloon uses the yacht's maximum beam to good effect and incorporates a pair of oversized opening hullports for use while at anchor or dock, which allow good athwartships ventilation. In addition, really good fore and aft ventilation is offered by the deck saloon with its two opening forward windows. The saloon table incorporates a "clam" type design so it can be used in the small size, closed position, typically for drinks or informal gatherings. The table then opens, to provide a much larger surface for dining, by means of an ingenious pair of additional leaves that unfold from underneath when the table is opened from its "clam" position. The yacht's forward accommodation offers a choice of a standard arrangement with a twin, upper - lower berth cabin offset to port, and a twin or double vee berth cabin forward. There is also a head with an integral shower offset to starboard. As an alternative we also offer an optional variant with only one double cabin forward, to suit those owners looking for a yacht with just two cabins, but offering a very high standard of comfort, comparable to the owner's stateroom, for two guests. On deck right aft there is a large size lazarette locker and adjacent propane gas cylinder locker, so that all the usual cruising amenities have suitable stowage. At the end of the aft coachroof there is a pair of large bin lockers with enough space to house a life raft and other safety equipment on one side, with more than enough room for fenders, docklines, and other gear that needs to be kept to hand when sailing. The stern platform has a folding bathing - safety ladder and provides an ideal place to board the yacht from a dinghy. It also houses an optional flush mounted locker for a hot and cold freshwater deck shower.